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Welcome to Safe Kids Grand Forks!

The Problem: Accidental/Unintentional childhood injury

Unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States. Each year one out of every four children needs medical attention for an accidental injury.  In addition, most of these unintentional injuries and deaths are preventable.

The Solution: Safe Kids

Safe Kids Grand Forks is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury. We know our efforts are needed because as many as 90 percent of accidental injuries can be prevented.

Safe Kids Grand Forks is one of over 600 state and local coalitions and chapters in the United States and in over 20 other countries of the world that bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families against unintentional injuries.

Safe Kids Grand Forks brings together the expertise of individuals in our community who are dedicated to reducing childhood injuries. Safe Kids Grand Forks Coalition members include, but are not limited to: EMS, law enforcement, fire, service groups, childcare providers, school personnel, government agencies, city personnel, parents, University of North Dakota staff, and Altru Health System staff.

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Altru Health System is proud to serve as the lead organization for the local coalition.  Altru Health System is a community owned health care system that serves northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.  Since Safe Kids Grand Forks was launched years ago, Altru Health System has been proud to host the coalition and support its programs in an effort to help the kids of our community and region be safe.

Our offices are located in Building 1 on Altru's main campus off of Columbia Road. To find our offices on campus, click here.

About Us

Learn about how to become a member or volunteer, and how to donate - more

Safe Kids Brochure


Learn about local programs including Car Seat Check-up events, Bike Rodeos, Water Safety - more

Safety Information

Educational materials about injury prevention available for distribution - more

Safety Links

Links to other Safety oriented sites - more

For More Information:

Carma Hanson
Safe Kids Coordinator
Altru Health System
P.O. Box 6002
860 Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58206-6002


Phone: 701.780.1489
Fax: 701.780.6655
Office Hours: Coalition Coordinator's hours vary in time, but consist of 24 hours per week

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